The Madison Square Park Shake Shack will close sometime later this year. Credit: L.Richarz/flickr
Time to stock up on ShackBurgers.
The flagship Madison Square Park Shake Shack will close later this year for five months as part of renovation work, director of marking and communications Edwin Bragg said.
"The renovations will not shut down the public park, but the Shack will be closed for approximately five months, hopefully in the winter," Bragg said in a statement. The plans were first reported by DNAinfo New York.
When the space reopens, there will be more room for food preparation and downstairs storage, Bragg said. The renovations will focus in and around the restaurant's building and expand the kiosk by about four feet into the existing Shake Shack space.
Bragg said Shake Shack is covering the cost of the renovations and that the plans have been approved by the Public Design Commission.
"We plan to pursue all permits and approvals so we can begin improvements later this year," Bragg said.
The Madison Square Park Shake Shack is a favorite spot in the Flatiron District, with dozens of people routinely lining up for shakes and burgers.